M 5.5 in Papua New Guinea on 22 Nov 2021 21:36 UTC
Shakemap
Tsunami

Event summary

This earthquake is expected to have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Earthquake Magnitude: 5.5M
Depth: 10 Km
Lat/Lon: -5.8172 , 152.1509
Event Date: 22 Nov 2021 21:36 UTC
23 Nov 2021 07:36 Local
Exposed Population: About 10000 people in MMI>=IV
30 thousand in 100km
Source: NEIC us7000fwap
Inserted at: 22 Nov 2021 21:56 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 7.6 (Papua New Guinea)

GDACS Score

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  Earthquake
(Shakemap)
GDACS score
NEIC 0 0
us7000fwap Scaled population (raster) 0  
  C1 shakemap -0.59  
  C2 shakemap 0.53  
  Country Vulnerability 0  
  INFORM_normalised 1.3  
Maximum expected impact using different data sources.

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Episode Timeline

IDAlertScoreDateMag, DepthMMI*Population**Tsunami risk***Delay (hh:mm)Source
1411424 0 22 Nov 2021 21:36 5.5M, 10km 3.95 less than 100 (in MMI>=VII) 00:20 NEIC
The episode that generated the alert; the next major evaluations beyond 12 hours will not trigger additional alerts.
The episode that has the last updated information.
* The max MMI detected for sources having shakemaps;
** The population detected in MMI>=7 for episode with shakemap or in a 100km radius;
*** The tsunami max height.

Exposed population

The earthquake happened in Papua New Guinea ,of East New Britain (population 170,000) . The alertlevel for this event is GREEN

Intensity Population
no people


Shakemaps Timeline

AlertShake id #ScoreepisodeidLat/LonMagnitudeDepthMax MMIDate shake (UTC)Delay (hh:mm) 
1 0 1411424 -5.817/152.151 5.5 10.0 3.948 22 Nov 2021 21:57 00:21 (new episode)
2 0 1411424 -5.817/152.151 5.5 10.0 3.948 22 Nov 2021 23:39 02:03 (upd of #1)
3 0 1411424 -5.817/152.151 5.5 10.0 3.948 23 Nov 2021 21:39 1d 00:03 (upd of #2)

Affected Provinces

Intensity Region Province Country Population
East New Britain Papua New Guinea 8900 people

Affected populated places. Areas of interest

Intensity Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Pulpul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Maskikilir East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 42 km
Ralman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 43 km
Pomansilipun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 44 km
Baien East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 45 km
Poman East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 46 km
Wawas East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 48 km
Buka East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 49 km
Taimtop East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 50 km
Sampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 51 km
Tagul East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Matong East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 53 km
Tokai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 54 km
Lampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 56 km
Kalampun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 58 km
Guma East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Takairam East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 59 km
Kauwa East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 60 km
Kilalum East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 62 km
Iwai East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 65 km
Bovalpun East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 65 km
Manginuna East New Britain Papua New Guinea Village - 73 km

see full list


Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Intensity Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Uvol UVO unknown 0
Gonalia GOE unknown 0
Gonaili 1 0
Jacquinot Bay JAQ 64 0

More information

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